Alton Brown feasts on more asphalt starting this weekend
Food uber-nerd Alton Brown is heading back on the road starting this weekend in a new series of Feasting on Asphalt adventures. However, instead of traversing the back-roads of America like he did in last year's series, Alton will be going up the river.
The Mississippi River, to be precise. In Feasting on Asphalt 2: The River Run, premiering August 4th at 9:00 pm on The Food Network, the host of Good Eats and his cast of not many journey the length of Mightily Mississip in search of honest to goodness road food. They begin their adventure at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico, stopping along the way to dine on crawfish, alligator, fried chicken, chicken livers, tamales, donuts and authentic home-cooked favorites.
In addition, Alton and his gang make a few side trips on their way to Minnesota and the head waters of the Mississippi. For instance, there's a stop at the first bottling plant of Coca-Cola, a museum where they learn the history of Piggly Wiggly, and a barge trip where Alton learns about life on the river. Unlike the last series of Feasting on Asphalt no one is injured this time around. Not even when Brown stops to get a tattoo.
For more information on the new Asphalt series you can go to Alton's own website. Here you'll find synopsis on where Brown stopped on his way up the river as well as snapshots from the latest trip.